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Officials plan to set AvalonBay public hearing

Lisa Tyson talks about a proposed Avalon Bay

Lisa Tyson talks about a proposed Avalon Bay affordable housing project at a Huntington town hall meeting. (Sept. 7, 2010) Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The Huntington Town board is set to vote tonight on scheduling a public hearing to consider a change of zone request from AvalonBay Communities for a 26.6-acre plot of land in Huntington Station.

Currently the plot allows only for single family homes. The zone change would allow for 14.5 units per acre.

After a project with a higher density was rejected by the town board in September, last month AvalonBay officials submitted a revised proposal that is identical to its other properties in Huntington: Avalon Court and Court North in Melville. The board will decide whether to set a public hearing for May 16.

The board will also vote to hire a law firm and expert consultants to assist in the defense of the Long Island Power Authority's challenge of the tax assessment of the Northport power plant.

LIPA filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court Oct. 15 against the towns of Brookhaven and Huntington, arguing its power plants there are incorrectly assessed.

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